Though many of the concepts in this course are still relevant, overall this course does not reflect our current course standards.
Transcript from the "Calypso" Lesson
[00:00:19] Letting you manage multiple blogs all in one place. Letting you track and read other people's blogs all from one admin area. And so Calypso was put out by the folks at Automatic. And this is where if you're not as familiar with WordPress, it's important to make a distinction.
[00:00:35] There's something called WordPress.org, which is the open source version of WordPress that we're working with today and that you could download and run in your site or run locally. And then you have WordPress.com, which is a hosted version of WordPress. Free to use but paid features, and this is run by a company automatic.
[00:00:52] So automatic has contributors that work full time on WordPress, but also on Calypso. So now there are people who's jobs are just to support the software. Now, you can not easily just take Calypso as this new admin interface and run it in a .org installation it's really set up for the .com environment.
[00:01:11] And it's doing some things like some node interactions that you cannot do on a traditional WordPress server because it's PHP based. But, this is a pretty big move because right after the API became available to do this stuff this was dropped and made quite a splash. I'm a pretty big fan of it, I try to use WordPress.com on some of my projects, just so I can stay exposed to these things.